BENNETT CAPTURES WEATHER
SHORTENED MILLER LITE TWIN 75S
SPRING OPENER AT SLINGER SUPER SPEEDWAY!
By Dan Margetta
WI) May 1, 2005 - Lowell Bennett kicked off the 2005 season at the Slinger
Super Speedway by driving to the win in the first 75-lap late model feature Sunday
afternoon before inclement weather forced a premature end to the Miller Lite Twin
75s Spring Opener.
Ken Wills and Travis Dassow led the
field to the green flag with Dassow using the outside lane to take command of the event.
Jamie Wallace, Dave Feiler, Brad Mueller and Bennett also worked the high side to fall in
line behind Dassow in the second through fifth positions. Following an early caution
period for a spin by Wills on lap ten, Dassow maintained his advantage while Wallace tried
to fend off Feiler for second as Mueller and Bennett dueled for fourth place. Feiler was
able to get around Wallace for second on lap 20 and began to track down Dassow for the
lead, making up considerable time upon the exits of the turns as Dassows car began
to skate off the corners.
While the lead battle began to heat up, Bennett and Mueller both made their way around
Wallace and Bennett used the inside to slip by Mueller for third place on lap 27. One lap
later, Feiler also used the inside to take advantage of Dassows handling issues and
took the lead exiting turn two. Mike Egan looped his machine in turn two on lap 30 to
bring out the second caution flag and shortly after the restart, Bennett quickly jumped to
the outside to grab second place from Dassow while Feiler continued to lead.
Bennetts move left Dassow hung out to dry and he faded back to seventh while
Mueller, Wallace, and Rich Loch advanced into the top five.
Feilers strong run at the head of the field came to an end on lap 51 when he slowed
suddenly with mechanical problems allowing Bennett to inherit the lead over Mueller,
Wallace, Loch, and David Prunty. Conrad Morgan and Tim Schendel tangled in turn two to
produce the yellow flag on lap 56 and following the restart, Bennett continued to lead
with Mueller lurking in his tire tracks. The final caution flag of the race flew on lap 61
for a minor tangle between Tony Strupp and Dave Teske in turn three which bunched up the
field for a final run to the finish. While Mueller was able to race to Bennetts back
bumper, he was unable to make a charge as Bennett held on for the win by about a car
length. Wallace finished third while Loch and David Prunty rounded out the top five.
Dennis Prunty finished sixth ahead of Austin Konetski and Al Schill. Nick Schumacher and
Fred Winn completed the top ten finishers.
Austin Konetski was the fastest qualifier at 11.356 seconds.
Scott Ascher scored the win in the Midwest Sportsman feature after snow showers on lap 15
forced an early end to the race and the remainder of the racing program.
Dave Obermeyer led in the early-going over Mike Graczkowski, Ascher, and Jimmy Evans. The
action heated up quickly at the front of the pack as Graczkowski made a challenge for the
lead on lap four. Contact between the leaders carried both cars high on the track and
allowed Ascher to charge by to take the lead from third place. Brad Keith also took
advantage of the situation to take second place while Pat McIntee, Colin Bamke, and James
Swan contested the third position. Bamke was able to take the spot a few laps later, while
Ascher and Keith maintained the top two spots. After littering the event with intermittent
snow showers all day, the skies eventually opened up with heavier snow, forcing track
officials to cancel the remainder of the racing program, including the Midwest Modified
feature and late model semi-feature and the second 75-lap late model feature. Ascher was
declared the winner over Keith, Bamke, McIntee, and James Swan.
In other Midwest Sportsman action, Bamke was the fastest qualifier at 12.445 seconds and
Dale Prunty set fast time for the Midwest Modifieds at 12.205 seconds.
For Complete results from the RACESTAT computer CLICK HERE
OF JACKSON MOTHERS DAY 60 SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Free Carnations to the first 500 Moms and 50,000 Penny Drop for kids!
WI) May 1, 2005 Sunday Afternoon May 8 - Culvers of JACKSON
Mother's Day 60 featuring a 60-lap Late Model Feature. This will be the first Championship
Points Race for all divisions, Plus Round One of the Eldorado Trailer Sales Limited Late
Model Series. Gates open at Noon, Qualifying at 1:00pm, and Racing at 2:00pm.
The first 500 Moms will receive FREE Carnations compliments of Sonyas Rose in
Jackson. At intermission kids 11 and under get a chance to dash for cash. Slinger Speedway
is dropping 50,000 pennys on the front stretch for the kids to gather up.
There are select advertising and sponsorship opportunities as well as company and group
outings available for the 2005 season. For more information, contact the speedways
public relations department at: 262-370-0440, the track office at: 262-644-5921 or visit
our web site at: www.slingersuperspeedway.com.